Projects at Work
  • Conflict

    Politics and Projects

    - by Andrew Neitlich (September 12, 2016)

    Every organization is political, and many careers — and projects — are made or broken based not on our technical skills but on how well we navigate the fuzzy and risky political landscape. Here are five tips for navigating the dangerous waters of office politics.

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  • Leadership

    The Courage Solution

    - by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor (September 1, 2016)

    The only thing you can reliably change or control in any company or team is yourself. So start there and be a truth-teller, says Mindy Mackenzie, author, McKinsey senior adviser and former WalMart executive. It’s the first step in building a credible partnership with your boss and collaborative, reciprocal relationships with your peers.

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  • Communication

    Trust in the System

    - by Joel Peterson (August 3, 2016)

    When people understand what they’re expected to achieve, and that they’ll be given credit for success, they can focus on objectives and outcomes, not just tasks. They can trust the system. Here are four suggestions for creating an organizational culture in which trust is secured by accountability.

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Knowledge-Sharing

Be Part of a Mastermind

- by Elizabeth McCormick (September 22, 2016)

Investing time and energy in a cross-mentoring group can pay dividends in your professional development as a project leader, providing a safe sounding board, invaluable advice, diverse feedback and a steady dose of inspiration. Not to mention, you will also benefit from sharing your own strengths to help others.

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Change

How to Matter

- by Peter Sheahan, Julia Williamson (September 12, 2016)

Organizations that recognize and embrace disruption as an opportunity are the ones that prevail in volatile times. And their success is far less about products than it is about value. Here are five ways that companies have survived and thrived in industries ranging from retail and finance, to manufacturing and software.

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